Cowboy Charters - Irish Cowboy

If you’re looking for a charter that can cater to both families with kids going out for the first time, as well as a group of experienced sea wolves looking to tick off a catch from their bucket list, Cowboy Charters has you covered. Their goal is for you to have an exciting, memorable, and fun-filled journey every time you leave the dock and come back with a huge smile!

Join Captain Mark Baumgarten on board their 40’ flybridge, manufactured by the famous Luhrs company and restored in 2018. You can expect all the modern amenities and comforts on the “Irish Cowboy”. A full-head toilet, showers, and a bed are available so you can take a break from fighting the gorgeous fish. The Irish Cowboy hasn’t skimped on serious fishing equipment either, a flybridge, outriggers and downriggers, as well as a fighting chair, are all available on board to give you an added edge in getting that dream fish.

With Capt. Mark you will target a variety of excellent species that live in the area. Get ready to fight Blue and White Marlins, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Kingfish, Groupers, Blackfin Tunas, Wahoos, Snappers, Tilefish, Sharks, and anything else you run into! You’ll get the chance to try out many different techniques, such as spinning, jigging, trolling, bottom fishing, or drift fishing with light and heavy tackle. For the adventurous anglers, kite fishing is also available, perfect for going after Marlins.

The first mate will assist you in any way possible, as well as clean and fillet your catch. Gratuity for the crew is appreciated, with 20% being the local norm. All required equipment will be supplied by the charter. There’s no minimum age for kids with Cowboy Charters and anglers of all ages and skill levels are invited to join them on an exciting offshore adventure!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 hour trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,600
    up to 6 persons
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,200
    up to 6 persons
    8-Hour offshore deep sea fishing with our knowledgeable and professional crew for species such as Mahi, Wahoo, Black Fin Tuna, Sailfish, and Marlin. Special request welcomed , i.e. Tarpon, Shark etc.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,000
    up to 6 persons
    6 hour offshore deep sea fishing with our knowledgeable and professional crew for species such as Mahi, Wahoo, Black Fin Tuna, Sailfish, and Marlin. Special request welcomed , i.e. Tarpon, Shark etc.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will usually involve trolling nearshore for species such as King Mackerel and Mahi Mahi. Special requests are welcomed, i.e. Tarpon, Shark etc.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $800
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will usually involve trolling nearshore for species such as King Mackerel and Mahi Mahi. Special requests are welcomed, i.e. Tarpon, Shark etc.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White)
Sailfish
Shark (Hammerhead)

Snapper (Mutton)
Tilefish
Tuna (Blackfin)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Luhrs (Flybridge) originally built in 2005, and restored in 2018. Powered by 2 750HP Caterpillar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 21 knots.

Length
40 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Deep Sea Fishing
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Key West to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

About the Charter Operator

Cowboy Cowgirl Sportfishing
Key West, Florida, United States
Member since June 2014
156
Cowboy Cowgirl SportFishing Charters are a family owned and operated business that was first founded in 1965 by Hans Baumgarten. His son and grandson carried on the family tradition and created the current incarnation of the company in 1995. Throughout the company's history, the boats and crew have won many fishing tournaments in the Keys and beyond, and captain Mark Baumgarten has never had a problem putting his guests on trophy fish.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

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4.31
out of 5 stars from 13 reviews
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
85%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Allen J.
Tampa, FL
 4.67
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Full Day Trip with the Hawkins Brothers

VERIFIED   June 2, 2018
Brought my wife and childhood friend who had never been off shore. Captain Daniel and 1st Mate Josh gave us the fishing adventure...
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Shawn G.
United States
 5.00
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Full day with Irish Cowboy

VERIFIED   July 28, 2018
Tom and AJ gave us a great ride! Took four great Americans from the SWUFO group and had an awesome day. For us old guys I’d...
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Jessica S.
Charlottesville, VA
 5.00
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3/4 day trip with Tommy and Josh

VERIFIED   September 27, 2018
We had a fantastic fishing experience with Tommy and Josh. We had our 2 kids (ages 9 & 11) who had no fishing experience...
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Gary W.
Smyrna, TN
 5.00
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Fishing with Michelle

VERIFIED   March 15, 2019
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Fredric S.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Great day with Mark & Taylor

VERIFIED   April 17, 2019
Great day on the sea. Very professional crew! Went out for Sailfish but no one showed up this day. But we tried hard. A couple...
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